A wild nightlife, fascinating history and unusual food scene makes New Orleans (pronounced ’nawlins if you want to sound local) one of America’s most unique cities
DO Discover New Orleans’ colourful history with a French Quarter walking tour during the day, and at night grab a to-go drink from a bar (the city has the most relaxed liquor laws in the
US) and head to Frenchmen Street, the hip version of the more touristy and tacky Bourbon Street. Hit The Spotted Cat Music Club for live jazz and wander the Frenchmen Art Market, which stays open until 1am.
EAT New Orleans cuisine is an interesting combination of its French founding fathers, mass migration from the Caribbean and its position on the Mississippi River. NOLA is the place to sample local dishes done to perfection. You can’t not order the gumbo. Visit emerilsrestaurants.com/nola-restaurant.
STAY Opened in early 2016, hip hotel brand Ace Hotel’s New Orleans property incorporates the city’s thriving music scene with a live music venue on site and a record player and music collection in your room. Visit acehotel.com/neworleans.
Inside the bustling NOLA.
Spend a lazy afternoon by the pool at Ace Hotel.